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  FNF - The Children Act 1989   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Children Act 1989 is based upon the belief that children are generally best looked after within the family, with both parents playing a full part and without resort to legal proceedings.
The welfare of the children is the paramount consideration.
Parents and the children's wider family circle (grandparents and other relations) should continue to have a role to play in the lives of their children even when they are living apart from them.
www.fnf.org.uk /childact.htm   (1064 words)

  
  Children Act 1989 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Children Act 1989 is a British Act of Parliament that altered the law in regard to children.
In particular, it introduced the notion of parental responsibility, which was intended to remove the stigma and reduced privileges of children born out of wedlock.
It means the children live equally with each parent (though it DOESN'T necessarily mean an equal split of time spent with each parent) where the parent with residence is the childd tht the child is with at the time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Children_Act   (278 words)

  
 Children Act 2004
Acts of Parliament printed from this website are printed under the superintendence and authority of the Controller of HMSO being the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament.
It should be noted that the right to reproduce the text of Acts of Parliament does not extend to the Queen's Printer imprints which should be removed from any copies of the Act which are issued or made available to the public.
The text of this Internet version of the Act is published by the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament and has been prepared to reflect the text as it received Royal Assent.
www.opsi.gov.uk /acts/acts2004/20040031.htm   (340 words)

  
 Children Act
Provided that, the act of scolding and minor beating to the Child by his father, mother, member of the family, Guardian or teacher for the interests of the Child himself shall not be deemed to violate the provisions of this Section.
The Children Welfare Officer may remove the Guardian, in case it is proved that he has done any work in contravention to Section 23, 24 or 25 or gives a false statement while submitting the report pursuant to Section 26.
The case under this Act in which a Child is a plaintiff or defendant shall have to be given priority for hearing and deciding.
www.cwin.org.np /resources/documents/children_act.htm   (6768 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Children Act 1989
Act of Parliament that altered the law in regard to children.
In particular, it introduced the notion of Illegitimacy was a term in common usage for the condition of being born of parents who are not validly married to one another; the legal term is bastardy.
parental responsibility, which was intended to remove the stigma and reduced privileges of children born out of wedlock.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Children-Act-1989   (211 words)

  
 DfES - The Children Act and Reports
The Children Bill received Royal Assent on 15 November and is now the Children Act 2004.
The Children Act 1998 Report 2004 and 2005 describes a period of intense activity, as the Government and its partners worked hard to make a reality of the vision for children’s services set out in Every Child Matters: Change for Children (December 2004) and the Children Act 2004.
The Children Act 2002 is a report by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills and the Lord Chancellor, on the Children Act 1989, in pursuance of their duties under section 83(6) of the Act, presented to Parliament, July 2003.
www.dfes.gov.uk /publications/childrenactreport   (522 words)

  
 Education for All Handicapped Children Act Summary
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act seeks to assure equal opportunity in education for all handicapped children between the ages of five and eighteen, and in most cases for children 3-5 and 18-21 as well.
Handicapped children may not be excluded from public school because of their disability and school districts are required to provide special services to meet the needs of handicapped children.
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (sometimes referred to using the acronyms EAHCA or EHA) was enacted by the United States Congress in 1975.
www.bookrags.com /Education_for_All_Handicapped_Children_Act   (1422 words)

  
 The FCC Gives Teeth to the Children's Television Act of 1990   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Because of the imprecision in defining the scope of a broadcaster's obligation under the Children's Television Act, FCC rules have led to a variation in compliance efforts and confusion for concerned parents.
Nielsen data indicate that children ages 6 to 11 are much more likely to watch general audience or adult-oriented entertainment programs than they are to watch children's programs.
There are 59.5 million children in the television audience: 16.0 million children aged 2-5, 22.2 million aged 6-11, and 21.3 million children aged 12-17.
www.benton.org /publibrary/policy/tv/kidstv-sum.html   (4071 words)

  
 ACT - The Association for Children's Palliative Care - Home
ACT - the Association for Children's Palliative Care is a UK-registered charity which is striving to achieve the best quality of life and care for all children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions and their families.
To support this difficult and complex process known as “transition”, ACT, the national charity for children’s palliative care, has developed a groundbreaking resource to guide and support young people, families and professionals through the transition maze and help services to better support young people to adjust to, prepare for, and move-on to adult services.
The ACT Charter sets outs the standard of support which should be available to all children who live with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses and their families.
www.act.org.uk   (724 words)

  
 Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act seeks to assure equal opportunity in education for all handicapped children between the ages of five and eighteen, and in most cases for children 3-5 and 18-21 as well.
Handicapped children may not be excluded from public school because of their disability and school districts are required to provide special services to meet the needs of handicapped children.
Blind, deaf, or physically handicapped children are eligible, as are children who may have a mild speech disorder such as a stammer, a learning disability that makes it very difficult for a child to learn to read, or a behavioral or emotional problem that interferes with learning.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2602/is_0002/ai_2602000217   (793 words)

  
 The NT&AS Guide to the Children Act 1989
A Care Order is made by the court (under Section 31(1)(a) of the Children Act), placing the child in the care of a designated local authority, with parental responsibility being shared between the parents and the local authority.
Some children are looked after by the local authority by agreement with, or at the request of, their parents, perhaps because of problems within the family which are making it hard for them to cope.
Children may be accommodated (in residential or foster care) for a short or longer period.
www.ntas.org.uk /resources/childrenact.htm   (1477 words)

  
 The Children Act -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Children Act 1989 is a British (Click link for more info and facts about Act of Parliament) Act of Parliament that altered the law in regard to children.
In particular, it introduced the notion of (Click link for more info and facts about parental responsibility) parental responsibility, which was intended to remove the stigma and reduced privileges of children born out of wedlock.
Later laws have acted to amend certain parts of the Children Act.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/the_children_act.htm   (125 words)

  
 planning a children friendly family reunion
Back in the day, children used to be an afterthought, relegated to the outskirts of the event, while grown folks sat around the backyard in lounge chairs reminiscing about the past.
Dozens of children and teens also were among the hundreds of family members who attended the 50th anniversary of the Woods Family Reunion in Toledo, Ohio, last summer.
About 170 children were among the 550 relatives who attended the 29th Annual Grand Family Reunion, which was held at the Crown Plaza Ravina Hotel on the outskirts of Atlanta.
www.slinky.com.au /articles/planning-a-children-friendly-family-reunion.htm   (1146 words)

  
 EPIC Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Page
The Act was passed in response to a growing awareness of Internet marketing techniques that targeted children and collected their personal information from websites without any parental notification.
The Act does not apply to general audience websites; however, operators of such sites, who have specific sections for children or actual knowledge of children using their site, must follow the COPPA regulations.
The Act imposes parental monitoring on children; however, it also encourages parents to be more involved in their children's education and help them see the commerce in its context.
www.epic.org /privacy/kids   (3302 words)

  
 Hope For Children Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
President, I rise to introduce the Hope for Children Act, which is also being introduced today in the House of Representatives by Congressman TOM BLILEY of Virginia.
The Hope for Children Act is aimed at making that hope a reality for more children, by making it possible for more families to open their homes and hearts to a child through adoption.
There are so many children in the United States and the world who can only hope for the loving, permanent home that should be their birthright-I invite all Senators to join me in supporting the Hope for Children Act to help make their dreams a reality.
craig.senate.gov /Hope4ChildrenSpc.htm   (1192 words)

  
 EVIDENCE (CHILDREN) ACT 1997
Children have a right to alternative arrangements for giving evidence when closed-circuit television facilities not available 25.
Children have a right to presence of a supportive person while giving evidence 28.
Children have a right to alternative arrangements for giving evidence when accused is unrepresented 29.
www.austlii.edu.au /au/legis/nsw/consol_act/ea1997145   (263 words)

  
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One of the major goals of the Act was to increase the quantity of educational and informational broadcast television programming for children.
In addition, 60 percent of the children surveyed indicated that television encourages negative values such as disrespect for parents and having sex at too young an age.
In enacting the Children's Television Act, Congress also determined that market forces alone had not produced an adequate amount of children's educational and informational programming on commercial television and that government action was needed to increase the availability of such programming.
www.fcc.gov /Bureaus/Mass_Media/Factsheets/kidstv.txt   (365 words)

  
 The Adoption and Children Act 2002 : Adoption Law
To put adoption law in line with the existing provisions of the Children Act 1989 to ensure the child's welfare is the paramount consideration in all decisions relating to adoption.
For adoptions that took place before the Act came into force, provisions are made to allow the Secretary of State to introduce measures which would allow adoption support agencies to provide intermediary services to assist adopted adults to obtain information about their adoption and facilitate contact between them and their birth relatives.
The Act allows arrangements to be put in place for the recognition in England and Wales of overseas adoption (known as 'inter-country adoptions').
www.compactlaw.co.uk /free_legal_information/adoption_law/adoptf16.html   (2720 words)

  
 Children's Justice Act Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Children's Justice Act (CJA) provides grants to States to improve the investigation, prosecution and judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation, in a manner that limits additional trauma to the child victim.
This also includes the handling of child fatality cases in which child abuse or neglect is suspected and some cases of children with disabilities and serious health problems who also are victims of abuse and neglect.
Funds are allocated in the amount of $50,000 per State, plus an additional amount based on the population of children under 18 years of age in the applicant's jurisdiction.
www.acf.dhhs.gov /programs/cb/publications/cjafact.htm   (527 words)

  
 FCLJ Vol 46, No. 2 - Hayes
It places time restrictions on advertising during children's programming,(note 15) requires broadcasters to make an effort to air programming that benefits children,(note 16) and informs broadcasters that, at license renewal time, compliance with these factors will be considered as part of their duty to program in the public interest.
After the Act had been law for one year, the Center for Media Education (CME), a Washington-based consumer watchdog group, released a study analyzing broadcasters' compliance with the Act's programming requirements and studying whether the Act was achieving Congress's and the FCC's goals for children's programming.
Children are said to spend as much time in front of the television as they do in the classroom.
www.law.indiana.edu /fclj/pubs/v46/no2/hayes.html   (11562 words)

  
 Children Act 1989 (c.41)
Powers to assist in discovery of children who may be in need of emergency protection.
Children not to be cared for and accommodated in unregistered children's homes.
Children accommodated by health authorities and local education authorities.
www.hmso.gov.uk /acts/acts1989/Ukpga_19890041_en_1.htm   (760 words)

  
 Children's Defense Fund: Healthy Child
Chronic budget shortfalls, often confusing enrollment processes, and dramatic variation in eligibility and coverage from state to state prevent millions of currently eligible children from living healthy and realizing their full potential in school and life.
Children in families with incomes between 201% and 300% of the federal poverty level would have no premiums for coverage and would have nominal co-payments for service.
Children in families with incomes over 300% of the federal poverty level would pay both premiums for coverage and some affordable amount for services.
www.childrensdefense.org /site/PageServer?pagename=healthy_child_facts   (579 words)

  
 Children's Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Government has made keeping children safe a priority, aiming to ensure all children have the chance to fulfil their potential by reducing abuse and neglect; improving educational attainment; and cutting crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Children Act has been welcomed by the County Council, with many of its aims and objectives well on the way to being achieved in Hampshire.
In July 2004, a Children's Services Board was set up to oversee the County Council's response to the Children Act.
www3.hants.gov.uk /childrenact   (285 words)

  
 What is the Children Act?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The new legislation was accompanied by the launch of a major strategy document for English authorities, Every Child Matters: Change for Children, which is intended to set the direction for the major programme of change in the the delivery of children’s services.
The Children Act 2004 places a duty on services to ensure that every child, whatever their background or circumstances, to have the support they need to:
In response to the Children Act we are integrating Education (the Local Education Authority - LEA for Hampshire) and the Children and Families branch of Social Services into a new department called Children's Services.
www3.hants.gov.uk /childrenact/childrens_act-what.htm   (405 words)

  
 Pro-Children Act of 1994 Background Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Pro-Children Act of 1994 prohibits smoking in facilities (in some cases portions of facilities) in which certain Federally funded children’s services are provided on a routine or regular basis.
After the date of the enactment of this Act [enacted March 31, 1994], no person shall permit smoking within any indoor facility owned or leased or contracted for and utilized by such person for provision of routine or regular kindergarten, elementary, or secondary education or library services to children.
The Act seeks to achieve this goal by requiring persons that provide children's services in indoor facilities to prohibit smoking in such facilities if they are regularly or routinely used for the delivery of those services.
www.cdc.gov /tobacco/research_data/youth/464119.htm   (2511 words)

  
 Children's Justice Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Children's Justice Act helps States to develop, establish, and operate programs designed to improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases — particularly cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation — in a manner which limits additional trauma to the child.
The act is designed also to improve the handling of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect related fatalities.
Availability of FY 2002 Children's Justice Act Grants to States Under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
naic.acf.hhs.gov /general/legal/legalres/cja.cfm   (239 words)

  
 HOPE for Children tax credit information
The Hope for Children Act (H.R. 622) (named after our agency) is legislation which increased the adoption tax credit to $10,000 for all adoptions, domestic and international, and increased the employer adoption assistance exclusion to $10,000.
The Hope for Children Act was signed into law by President Bush on June 7, 2001 and took effect as public law on January 1, 2002.
The Hope for Children Act is indexed for inflation to ensure that the tax credit and income limitations continue to rise alongside the cost of living.
www.hopeforchildren.org /10k-tax-credit.htm   (679 words)

  
 National Fingerprint Criminal History Background Checks - Volunteer for Children Act HR 2488
On October 9, 1998, the Volunteers for Children Act was signed into law by President Clinton as Public Law 105-251, amending the National Child Protection Act of 1993.
With this new amendment, if a volunteer or employee of an organization sexually molests a child in his or her care and if it can be shown that this volunteer or employee had previously been convicted of a relevant crime (in the US), that organization may be held liable for negligent hiring.
If a current or potential volunteer or employee has a relevant criminal history, he or she must be prevented from having unsupervised access to children, the elderly, or the disabled.
www.prevent-abuse-now.com /who.htm   (362 words)

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